hi just joined here and have a question on oxidising silver. I've
done a few searches and can't find my answer on here already.
I'm wondering how to get a more permanent oxidised finish on my
silver. I'm using liver of sulphur at the moment, don't have too much
problem getting it even though it is time consuming ( i work at home
so am cleaning my jewellery in quite a basic way, pickle, then rinse
I like this finish a lot and would like to use it on more of my
work, only thing is it wears off after quite a short time. Should i
take pieces back and re-oxidise them? I know other jewellers out
there sell oxidised rings-presumably theirs don't do this?
Have tried heating then dipping silver, but think this gives an even
less permanent finish am i right?
don't really want to use the stronger chemical solutions because of
lack of ventilation/safety.
also, would like to avoid varnish or lacquer which has been
suggested to me, this kind of goes against the point of it to me- i
might as well just paint it black!